Jake Wallis Simons - Author

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Jake Wallis Simons is a novelist, journalist and graphic artist. His acclaimed first novel, The Exiled Times of a Tibetan Jew, was named by the Independent on Sunday as a Book of the Year. His second novel, The English German Girl — about the Kindertransport — will be published by Polygon in April 2011.
 
Jake’s comics have been commissioned by the Times, for whom he writes regular features on arts and culture, ideas and psychology, food, child development, Israel and religion. He has also written features for the Guardian, the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, La Repubblica and other publications, and his work has been featured in The Week magazine. He is a contributor to BBC Radio 4′s From Our Own Correspondent.
 
Born in London in 1978, Jake was awarded a first class degree in English from St Peter’s College, Oxford, before undertaking a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. Jake is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, and Practitioner-in-Residence at Bournemouth University. He lives with his family in Winchester.

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The English German Girl

The English German Girl

Author: Jake Wallis Simons Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2011

A sweeping tale of love and loss, this is an exceptional accomplishment from one of Britain's bravest and most vibrant young writers and a winner of 2011 Fiction Uncovered, selecting the UK's best fiction writers. In 1930s Berlin, choked by the tightening of Hitler's fist, the Klein family are gradually losing everything that is precious to them. Their fifteen-year-old daughter, Rosa, slips away on a Kindertransport train to begin a new life in England, vowing to secure a safe passage for her family. But as war breaks out and she loses contact with her parents, Rosa finds herself wondering if there are some vows that can't be kept...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60% of the author's work and as low as 30% with characters and plotlines removed.

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